Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Hills are Alive Salzburg, Austria

Travel

I will start by saying that I think Austria is one of the most overlooked countries in Europe. When planning our trip, it wasn’t even on our radar. You don’t hear much about it. Then after talking with my oldest sister, Jolie, she asked if we were going. I hadn’t really thought about it, because, [...]

Do as the Romans do Rome, Italy

Travel

One thing I have learned about this trip is that everyone I meet has their opinion. “Yes, you HAVE to do Florence, it is the most intriguing place I have ever been!” “The blue grotto sucks, I mean, it is just blue light shining up” “Hostels are terrible, dirty, and loud” yada yada yada Everyone [...]

Breath Siena, Italy

Travel

Cities Traveled: Madrid | Barcelona | Carcassonne | Montpellier | Lyon | Florence | Cinque Terre | Siena Days Out: 15 While on our honeymoon, Wes chose the three places to take us in Italy- Rome, Venice, and Sinaluga (in the Tuscany region). While in Sinaluga, we rented a car and explored the area and [...]

Cinque means five. Cinque Terre, Italy

Travel

Cities Traveled: Madrid | Barcelona | Carcassonne | Montpellier | Lyon | Florence | Cinque Terre Days Out: 14 WHAT A DAY!!!! Good thing Tera and I aren’t starting a travel company any time soon… most people wouldn’t make it back alive. The 5:30am wake up call actually wasn’t that bad… walked to the train [...]

People or Places Florence, Italy

Travel

Huge thanks to Sarah and Vincent for driving us to the train station, that couple could write a book on hospitality. Next we hoped a train from Lyon, France to Florence, Italy via Switzerland and Milan. We were excited about the train ride because we new it was going through Switzerland, but we didn’t quite [...]

Sarah and Vincent

Travel

As little girls some of us dream of marrying a French man, we watch the movies and we decide that they are the best of the best. At least, I remember at one point wanting to marry a tall, dark, handsome man with a French accent. Well, for Sarah, this is her reality. Vincent was [...]

View from the Top. Lyon, France

Travel

I didn’t expect to like Lyon, well, I expected to have a great time, but I hadn’t heard much from people like… “Oh, you must see Lyon” so I didn’t think there was much to see… boy was I wrong. Vincent took us up 300 stairs (ok, maybe exaggeration, but it seemed like it) we [...]

Cheese, Company, &….. Snails? Lyon, France

Travel

Lyon is located about 3 hours south of Paris, and about 2 hours north of the coast…. pretty much right smack dab in the middle. There you can find Vincent and Sarah. We came to this city to take some photos and to have the opporunity to have someone to ask questions to, to get [...]

Busy City – Good People Montpellier, France

Travel

Oh Montpellier, how you’ve changed my mind. We started the day delayed on the train because of the strike again… this time 3 hours late. After a quick train ride we arrived in Montepillier and began searching for a hotel; after asking the first 5 we got a little nervous. All were booked and the [...]

Robin of the Hood Carcassonne, France

Travel

Cities Traveled: Madrid | Barcelona | Carcassonne Days Out: 7 We had a early start to the day leaving Barcelona – walked to the train station and found out that Government workers were on strike… thanks to a nice Canadian man who let us know. So after an hour wait we began our 4 hour [...]

Tapas & Sangria Barcelona, Spain

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Cities Traveled: Madrid | Barcelona Days Out: 5 Fall in love with Barcelona. We love this city. Everything is old, every street and alley feels like you have stepped back centuries ago. Although we are in this great city with all things ancient and very Spanish, I have a confession, we ate at the Hard [...]

Hard Lessons Learned Madrid, Spain

Travel

I heard the stories, I read the books… I was fully prepared to watch for people spilling mustard on me, or kids approaching us trying to distract us… I had my guard up, my intuition was trying to make me aware. But it happened. And here is how. Wes and I decided to stay in [...]

Daniel and Lacie Birmingham, Al

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We were so excited driving to Birmingham for Daniel and Lacie’s wedding, I mean come’on did you see the engagement photos in San Francisco? Walking up we noticed all the little details that had been thought of and this was just the beginning. The floral concept was so unique with color, texture and yes, lanterns. [...]

Anna Laura & Audrey Florence, Al

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I love Anna Laura Lawrence. Anna Laura is one of the very very first girls, well, actually the second girl who put her faith in me in booking for her wedding photos. I remember meeting her & Andrew, and feeling so nervous. When she called to confirm, I remember the excitement I felt. Her wedding [...]

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